First off, thanks Charles and family for the package!! I loved it! Also the snacks, the bag, and CDs. The CDs are seriously great, they have a nice variety of music, good job!
Well I had to say goodbye to Provo and it was super tough. I really didn't think I was going to be transferred so it was a little bit of a shock but that is part of the mission. We have to be transferred so that we can learn and grow. Heavenly Father needs us in other places. I got a letter from a good friend of mine recently who is serving in Puebla Mexico and one of the things he said was "If we are comfortable, that means we are no longer progressing. The Lord will push, nudge, pull, and pry us out of our comfort zones time and time again. He does NOT want us to be comfortable....but he does want us to be happy, and that requires a willing heart, and a mind ready to submit to all that he sees fit to give us". It is so true, we learn and grow with change. I was getting really comfortable in Provo so it was my time to go.
I definitely learned a lot of things serving in Provo. I learned a lot about myself and who I want to be and become and I really learned how to love people. The love you develop for people on the mission is seriously incredible.
That night I was finishing packing and while I was packing my companion, Hermana Smith put on the song One day More from Les mis to listen to. That song applies so much to us as missionaries especially with transfers. The part where it says "Tomorrow we'll discover what our God in Heaven has in store one more dawn, one more day ONE DAY MORE". I got chills when I listened to the song because I knew that Heavenly Father had something in store for me...a new area and a new companion.
The next day was transfers. President called my name and said that I was going to be in a trio with Hermana Figueroa and Hermana Holladay and that we would be serving in American Fork. I was in complete shock that I was going to be in a trio. We all gave each other a big hug. Hermana Holladay
We have a lot of great people we are teaching now, most of them are less actives but we are working on trying to find new people to teach. We do have a baptism coming up in 2 weeks for a good brother. His fiance is a member in the Spanish branch. We taught him the first lesson and we felt super prompted to invite him to be baptized and we did for the 29th of this month. He said he would, he knows already so much and is super ready. We are very excited for him!
This week we also went to the temple. So far on my mission I have only gone to the Provo temple, now that I am serving in American Fork I get to go to the Mt. Timpanogos temple. It is so pretty, I love it! I learned a lot from going to the temple this past week. A lot of my prayers were answered to a lot of things.
I am so excited for General Conference coming up, those weekends are seriously the best!
Thanks everyone for all the love, support, letters, packages, and everything. I am so lucky to have such great friends and family! I love you all!
Hermana Veronica Garces